Saturday, June 7, 2014

Dorothy Day video Thurs 12 June at 7pm

Dorothy Day:

You are cordially invited to view a documentary on the life of Dorothy Day. “Don’t Call Me A Saint.”  is an hour long film, which is free and open to the public.  We will  follow it with a discussion.  Please join us!

Thursday, June 12th, at 7 PM
Office of Lifelong Faith Formation
Saint Benedict Parish

     Has anyone ever complemented you in order to get out of doing work themselves?  Dorothy Day believed that all Christians are called to service and holiness.  Once, when someone called her a saint she quipped, “Don’t call me a saint, I don’t want to be dismissed that easily.”  Well that witty remark has not stopped other people from saying she should be called a saint! 

     “At their 2012 annual meeting, the Catholic bishops of the United States unanimously recommended the canonization of Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement.  By then the Vatican had already given her the title “Servant of God,” the first step in formally recognizing Dorothy Day as a saint. On Ash Wednesday, 2013, preaching in Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of Dorothy Day as a model of conversion.  While awareness of her remarkable life has been growing steadily, she is at present still not widely known.
(Servant of God Dorothy Day, by Jim Forest, The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History).

For more information email Matt Smith at or call 836-6444.